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Chin & Neck Lipo London

For those patients who want to avoid the prolonged recovery time, scarring and potential complications associated with a surgical face and or neck lift, then VASER Lipo could be a real alternative.

VASER Lipo is a good option in slim, healthy individuals who have an area of resistant fat around their neck and chin area which they may have had all their life, or if it runs in their family, or if it just won’t go despite diet and exercise. The fatty layer treated lies just below the skin and above the neck muscle called platysma. If there is fat below this muscle, then liposuction is not a good treatment option and more extensive surgery may be required.

In young people, there is good skin elasticity which helps the skin retract once the fat is removed.

VASER lipo to the chin & neck is considered by many to be an ADVANCED technique. Dr Ravi Jain’s expertise in this area has led him to be called up to lecture to thousands of doctors around the world on this particular topic.


Your procedure will be entirely comfortable as it will be performed under local anaesthetic with additional sedation.

During the operation you will have up to 3 (but usually 1) very small incisions made. One below your chin, and if necessary, one near each ear. These allow Dr Jain to create the new contour you desire. The procedure will take about 45 minutes.

Afterwards, you will  be put in a chin support which you must wear for 72 hours 24/7 . After the first 3 days you must then wear the garment for a minimum of 12 hours a day for the next 3 weeks. Your small scars will heal very quickly and may or may not require a stitch. There will be minimal bruising which usually settles within a few days.

We recommend aftercare with some manual lymphatic drainage about 2-3 times a week for the first 3 weeks to help with the recovery and prevent any avoidable complications related to swelling. You can find a local qualified practitioner at


There is a small risk of temporary numbness of a nerve that runs along the jawline. This is usually caused by inflammation and this will usually settle within a few days/weeks. Permanent damage is a very rare complication and has not been seen in our practice. There is also a very small risk of excessive bleeding causing a collection of blood called a haematoma. We have seen this once and it resolved without further surgery being required. Infection is also a small risk for which we provide prophylactic antibiotic cover. As with all surgical procedures there will be a scar although with this procedure they are very small (3-5mm) and hidden under the chin and usually fade with time.

Alternatives to VASER

There is a non-surgical option for those still not keen to proceed with VASER and it is called Ultherapy. Ultherapy also uses ultrasound energy but does so by passing through the skin without the need for any incisions or surgery. Results take about 6 months to develop, but if you are patient, it could be what you are waiting for. You can find out more about treating double chins with Ultherapy here.

Double Chin Lipo with Ultherapy

Before & After Pictures

Before & after Vaser Lipo, fractional laser skin resurfacing & fillers
Before and after Vaser Lipo

Read Michaela’s diary….

Read this diary written by Michaela who had VASER Lipo at Riverbanks to her chin & neck:

My Vaser Diary

I have always hated photographs of myself ever since I was a teenager because all I could ever see was my double chin, I always said if there were something I would change about myself that would be it.  One afternoon I was chatting to a friend and she had had a procedure called VASER on her love handles, no scars and a great result. I asked about who did it and she told me about a lovely doctor at Riverbanks Wellness®. I had some money from my Grandfather and I decided I was going to spend it on something for me so after looking at some nice shoes (Jimmy Cho) and a new watch (Gucci) I thought about my chin.

I booked an appointment with Dr Ravi Jain and he really did live up to my expectations, he was so nice. He said I would be the perfect candidate for VASER, we looked at the hereditary fat pad (Thanks mum) under my chin and he told me how it would work with two incisions( little cuts) below my ears  at the jawline. He said I would need to take it easy for a few days and that sounded great – a little rest too! I was feeling really happy and confident with my choice as I left the Riverbank clinic the staff were great and helpful. Life went back to its normal busy self and I just looked forward to my VASER.

The morning of the procedure I was fine not worried and  full of confidence, I had some porridge as you cant eat 6 hours up to the treatment though water is OK up to 2 hours before, I just skipped lunch which is quite normal for me. I arrived promptly at 3pm with my husband and Dr Jain came out to greet us. The clinic is very relaxed and its nice people know my name.  I go into an office to meet the Anesthetist and I am informed that there will be another doctor there for the procedure if that’s ok with me.  I am not really bothered how many people are there so I say that’s fine with me. I have to sign some papers to give my consent to go ahead and then we go over again what will happen. This is where the nerves kick in and I need the loo!

The nurse takes me to get changed into a blue gown that is open at the back but I can keep my lower clothes on so I’m glad they are comfortable. She removes my jewelry and then I go for some photos. Usually with pictures you are trying to disguise your double chin but for these it was the focus !!!! The worst part was the doctors marking in marker pen the fat bits ! I went in feeling by now a little anxious, the anesthetist was really nice (young and confident) and soothing he popped one of those long tubes into my hand, which I hardly felt.  The drugs took effect quickly.

I can honestly say I felt no discomfort during the VASER , I was even told off for tapping my feet in time to the music on in the background. A bit of pulling and a few strange sensations but nothing major or painful. If I had to choose what is the worst thing it would be the noise of the machines but that is all.  Afterwards I was up quickly still feeling a bit happy !!! (due to drugs) I dressed and was given some stuff to take home, a few dressings and a sheet about what to do, Then the compression garment was fitted to me – Now that is the worst part most uncomfortable but and talk about messing up my hair ! This thing has to stay on for about 5 days and its right round your head. That night was ok with a couple of cocodomol tablets some sort of tightness and soreness not much. The little wounds ooze a bit of the anaesthetic fluid so I had to put on a new pad dressing in the morning.

The next few days were interesting with the dressing BUT every time I took them off I could see instantly the improved shape and I just didn’t care!